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    January 31, 2010
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g.o.p. for wanting to move the trial of a suspected september 11th bomber, full details coming up in our after the show show. >> alisyn: we'll talk about whether or not that is a double standard, thanks for joining us. standard, thanks for joining us. >> dave: see you next weekend. captioning by, closed captioning services, inc. >> eric: a "fox news alert," a possible big win on the war on terror, to tell you about, a u.s. drone is suspected of taking out a top taliban leader in pakistan. and a guy who targeted our troops and may have been behind the cia attack, some say he is now dead. good morning, everyone i'm eric sean and welcome to a brand new hour of america's news headquarters. >> jamie: i'm jamie colby, the pakistani army is yet to confirm this but sources are telling fox news hakimullah mehsud is dead and they say he was injured in a drone attack earlier this month. straight to scott heidler, streaming from islamabad. what can you tell us? >> reporter: the latest, as you
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said we have two intelligence sources who are telling us that, mehsud is dead and we have a source on the ground in the tribal area, who is saying it is how it unfolded, she was injured in the mid-january drone strike in south waziristan and transported to another tribal agency, close to south waziristan and he was with his in-laws in their household, and that is where he died and then he was buried nearby. now we know the drone attack came after the cia suicide attack across the border in afghanistan and we know that because he was seen sitting next to the jordanian intelligence double agent who carried out the attack in the video release claiming his responsibility for it and the u.s. blames mehsud for helping the cia attack unfold and that was the largest single loss of life for the cia since the 19 80s and he's done damage in his five months as the head the pakistani taliban and
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claimed responsibility for a string of attacks across the country that claimed the lives of hundreds of pakistanis and there is no direct word coming from the taliban over these last day or two reports about his death but earlier, after the initial drone strike there were low level reports, coming out from taliban fighters saying that that was propaganda and no, he was in fact objectiokct okay and there was a $500,000 bounty on his head and hopefully now over the next couple of days, again, the military is not saying that this definitely happened, confirming his death nor is the pakistani administration. hopefully over the next couple of days as more intelligence and information is gained they'll be able to make definitive statements on the fate of hakimullah mehsud. >> how significant a win in the war on terror would it be if his death is confirmed. >> reporter: it is definitely significant because the pakistani taliban has been aiding cross-border attacks
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against forces in afghanistan and there have been a voosz of bloody i bloody, bloody attacks in pakistan and there was another leader killed by a drone attack in august and it took a while to put hakimullah him in a position position and because it happened over the last five months, if there is a successor named and he'll come up as soon as there is confirmation that hes in fact dead. jamie. >> jamie: scott heidler reporting live from islamabad and scott, we'll check back with you, thank you. >> eric: another "fox news alert," defending the persian gulf from iran. the u.s. moving to deploy defensive systems to protect against any possible attack including batteries and warships, the push comes as diplomacy with iran seems to be going nowhere and as the secret german study this past week
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predicted that iran could have a nuclear bomb, by the end of this year. former ambassador to the you nays and fox news contributor and the author of surrender, is not an option, joins us now, as he does every sunday, ambassador john bolton, good morning. >> good morning. >> eric: why the sudden arming, of these states against iran right now. >> i think this is actually the implementation of programs that were developed and approved during the bush administration, to increase our defense cooperation with a number of the arab states on the southern shore of the gulf to give them increased defensive capabilities and so, a large part of this is basically putting that into place. because of concerns that iran might retaliate against these arab states, or against american bases in the gulf region. were israel to carry out a military strike against iran's nuclear program. >> eric: you say that seems to be the first step, potentially,
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if indeed that could happen? >> well, i think iran's response to an israeli strike obviously is not known and i know from my own conversations with officials of the arab states, of the gulf cooperation council that they have been very nervous about the lack of presence and visibility of the united states, worried about our drawdown in iraq, worried about the lack of cooperation with them on defensive military matters, looking at the threat of iran, so, i'm sure from the perspective of the gulf arab states, this is very important whether or not israel takes military action. >> eric: the navy is putting the missile cruiser in the persian gulf but that can apparently target medium-range missiles, not long range missiles like the shahab-three and how are they protecting them and are they protected from a possible retaliatory strike from iran. >> there is certainly no way to
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protect them completely but it is a signal to iran that if they go after the gulf arab states they risk going after the u.s. and, therefore, risking an american retaliation and there is a second layer here that i think is a little more concerning and that is, that the deployment of additional resources could reflect the view of the obama administration, that iran is now dead certain to become a nuclear weapon state. and they are implementing not the original bush administration defensive plans for the gulf arab states, but what straight clinton said last year about a defense umbrella, for the region, implying that we were prepared to accept iran with nuclear weapons. if that in fact is what is behind the administration's decisions here, i would be very troubled by that, because, it's an acknowledgment that sanctions are not likely and the diplomacy has failed. >> eric: and the administration says they'll try and have new sanction in the u.n. security council, at the same time.
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>> good luck with that. you know, there have been three previous sanctions resolutions, they've not dissuaded iran in the slightest from pursuing the 20-year-long objective of getting nuclear weapons and china has all but said it will not consider additional sanctions, so even if there is a fourth sanctions resolution and that won't be for weeks or months, it will be marginal at best and i don't think we'll have any impact -- will have any impact on iran. it may be -- and i think this is troubling, the administration understands that and they are now preparing the groundwork, simply, to accept iran as a nuclear weapons state. >> eric: what would that mean if we accept iran as a nuclear state. how much do we know, a laptop computer apparently had a lot of information, several iranian officials, apparently defected and you have the report last week from germany of a possible, they say, predicting a bomb by the end of this year. >> i think the real trouble is, there is so much we don't know about the iranian nuclear program and the absence of
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information shouldn't make us feel better. it should make us feel worse. we are coming up to the anniversary of the 1979 islamic revolution, february the 11th. and, president mahmoud ahmadinejad of iran already forecast he'll have a big announcement in the run-up to the anniversary, happens on february 11th. so, i think it will be very interesting to watch and see what the iranians claim over the next week or ten days. >> eric: we'll keep on it every sunday as we docume. thanks for joining us as always. >> thank you. >> jamie: a fox news alert, ten american citizens arrested and detained in port-au-prince, haiti. authorities are saying these church members from idaho were illegally trying to take a group of children over the border into the dominican republic, and we're getting word the central valley baptist church in idaho, will hold a news conference later today. caroline shivley following all of the developments in washington.
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caroline it sound like they were trying to rescue these orphans and take them to a safe haven yet they are charged with child trafficking. how much evidence is there what they were doing might not have been of the best intentions. >> reporter: it sounds like this is a paperwork mix-up, jamie, at least according to these ten americans. part of the church group. what they were trying to do, they were trying to take the 33 children out of haiti, authorities, though say that didn't have the right documents coming from haiti and kids are from 2 months to 12 years and the group is mainly from idaho and also have folks from texas and kansas down there and they say they are orphans brought to them by distant relatives and children were traumatized by the earthquake and they were trying to get them across the border into the dominican republic where they were setting up an orphanage and the police came in and church members said they were only able to text sos messages as they were arrested an there phones were taken away and listen to one of the leader's comments. >> our understanding was that we were told by a number of people,
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including dominican authorities, that we would be able to bring the children across. that is a mistake we made, we didn't understand there was additional paperwork required. >> reporter: there is additional paperwork required and haiti put in new controls on adoptions since the earthquake and the prime minister himself has to personally authorize any child leaving the country. >> jamie: why would they make it difficult? they had some paperwork, according to the church group and why not make it easier for them if they hold the kids temporarily. >> reporter: the worry overall, not with this child -- group, necessarily, but the big worry is child trafficking, as you mentioned in the top, in the post-earthquake chaos, relatives might be alive and might be injured and can't get to them or figure out what camp they are in and many kids in haitian orphanages have parents. >> jamie: what do you expect for the ten americans and they'll
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hold a news conference today and what is next for them. >> reporter: the news conference happening in idaho and haiti, port-au-prince they are held at the judicial police headquarters and have a hearing set before a judge sometime tomorrow. and they have met with u.s. embassy officials, and have them bug spray and food and they say in okay shape and we'll know more after the court hearing tomorrow. >> jamie: thank you so much, live from washington. >> eric: we're learning more this morning about the u.s. cancelling the multimillion-dollar no-bid contract. it was awarded to a company that is owned by a democratic campaign contributor. the nearly $25 million federal contract went to checci and company consulting and is supposed to train lawyers and judges in afghanistan and the cancellation follows a fox news report questioning why it was rewarded without competitive bids. the u.s. agency for international development previously told fox news the deal was actually a contract renewal, but now the state department says they -- the award is terminated and they're working on an appropriate
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resolution and the company tells fox news it did not realize it was a no-bid contract and james rosen is working on the story and we'll have him later on in america's news headquarters jishgs planning a 9/11 terror trial on u.s. soil is becoming more and more difficult for the obama administration. we've seen protests, over the plans to hold it in lower man ma hann -- manhattan and they are exploring other places to try khalid sheikh mohammed and four other suspected terrorists and what is next? joining me republican senator from the utah, robert bennett and also on the homeland security and government affairs committee, senator, thanks for joining us. >> happy to do it. >> jamie: good morning to you. there is so much talk about this. it seems everybody has an opinion about where these trials should be held. what is your feeling? >> i don't think there is any question, as to where they should be held. they should be held at guantanamo bay. i have been to guantanamo and seen the courtrooms and the facilities there, as far as the
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ability to hold a trial, in a proper kind of setting, it is clearly there. and that's where the -- where these kinds of people ought to be held, and that is where they ought to be tried. the administration i think particularly eric holder made a huge mistake saying they ought to be treated like common criminals in the american justice system rather than enemy combatants which is what they really are. >> jamie: as an attorney i understand the difference between the military tribunal case and the civilian court case, particularly when it comes to classified information, that will play a role in prosecuting these defendants. and i know the military tribunal offers more than -- of that information to remain classified. they do get legal counsel. and, we have seen some successful prosecutions, in civilian federal court. so, what argument can be made that it must be in a military tribunal, and, why do you like
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the guantanamo location since those could be held at other bases? >> well, this is a different kind of criminal, a different kind of defendant, if you will and you go to guantanamo bay and spend some time talking to the people who are guarding them, and getting the history of what goes on there. and, this is not a bank robber. this is not even a serial killer. of the kind that we have seen tried in american courts. these people have an agenda that transcends the question of guilt or innocence. and, they want a stage on which they can play out their agenda, which they can get publicity for what it is that want to do. there were efforts, just shortly before i got to guantanamo, when i went there, of people hoping for, an overreaction on the part of the guards so that someone would be killed. they tried to stimulate an incident where the guards would
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respond with overwhelming force and one of the prisoners would be killed and that is their idea of the best thing that could happen and could produce significant world opinion for their points of view and that is not the kind of criminal you want tried in a standard new york courtroom. >> jamie: but, senator, this administration wants terrorists to be tried in civilian court. eric holder, the attorney general, made the decision and the president left him -- it to him to make that decision. and i remember talking to former attorney general michael mukasey who was against the decision and if the attorney general is not in charge of making that decision, who should be? we know there are many people who feel it shouldn't be in lower manhattan and shouldn't be in civilian court, but there are those who feel that it should. >> this is not a decision you should leave to the attorney general alone. the secretary of defense clearly should be consulted. the director of national intelligence, clearly, should be consulted. the director of the cia.
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frankly, i think it wouldn't hurt to pick up the phone and call general mcchrystal. the commander on the ground. because one of the things we've found in guantanamo, as people have been released there, decision being made there, this person is no longer dangerous, and then we discover from the commanders on the ground that that person shows up in the fight again. and turned out the judgment that they are no longer dangerous was not true. so, to say, well, the attorney general gets to decide this all by himself, is an abrogation, i think of the overall responsibility of the administration, to talk to everybody who has an interest in the decision. and there are a lot more people that have an interest than just the attorney general. >> jamie: i will differentiate, earlier particular terrorist cases that were hand in the federal civilian court, they had some connection or nexus to the u.s. and had been in the country before, for one reason or another and that is not the case with khalid sheikh mohammed, who did not have a connection. so i understand... do you think the obama administration, before
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i let you go, will change its policy then and could this be the element that allows them to change their mind about closing guantanamo? >> well, it is very clear, the president has missed his deadline, of closing guantanamo and promised virtually on inaugural day a year ago it would be closed by the end of the year and the end of the year has come and gone and it is still open and operating, and i think the administration is undoubtedly going to back-pedal quite significantly. there is even conversation on capitol hill as to what this might do to eric holder's career. and whether or not he becomes the first casualty of the obama administration. you saw the letter signed not only by three republicans but three democrats. saying they didn't like this. so the vote of "no confidence" i think will be clearly coming from the congress. whether it will be strong enough to turn the policy around, i don't know. but, right now, there is every sign of the classic, let's back
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away from the attorney general and let him be the only one hanging out there... that is a classic political move, of an administration who discovers it made a mistake and they are trying to look for a fall guy. >> jamie: he was given great authority in making the decision and the president was not even in the country, he was in japan at the time he had the press conference, eric holder and we'll look at the issue later with a former federal prosecutor. i appreciate your time, senator, very nice to talk to you. >> thank you, my pleasure. >> jamie: have a good day. eric? >> eric: you know, it feels more like the north pole down south! nasty winter storm heading out to sea and man, did it slam the south and mid-atlantic seaboard and people living in north carolina woke up to 11° this morning and 13° predicted for tonight and a low record of 10°, set back in 1900, and the mountains of north carolina got more than a foot of snow. the storm previously hammered parts of oklahoma, to northern texas, and virginia state police report a flurry of accidents,
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because of the ice, three inches thick in some spots and the nation's capitol was blanket with more than 5 inches. of snow. jamie. >> jamie: there is so much concern, millions of toyota owners are still waiting for answers and wondering if it is safe for them to drive their car. they could get word this week on just what kind of fix the company has come up with and they have sticky gas pedals on millions of cars and we have the latest developments for you here on fox. >> eric: if you get into your car and you are and expecting mom you will not want to miss what we have next. could the airbags pose a risk to you and your baby? dr. isadore rosenfeld will have the answer, house call only here on the fox news channel, coming up in just a few minutes. y trained specialists. always ready when they hear the call... pancakes! (announcer) it's a job well done. because when it's pancakes, everybody's in it together. bisquick.
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>> eric: toyota reportedly getting the green light from federal regulators on a solution to the problem with the company's sticky gas pedals. sources say dealers could get new parts to try and fix this problem, as early as this coming thursday. an official announcement is expected tomorrow morning, as you may know, toyota issued a massive recall, of millions of its cars and trucks because gas pedals get stuck. the problem, of course, causes the cars to suddenly speed up, without any warning, to dangerous speeds. >> jamie: the focus on capitol hill shifting from health care to job creation, getting people back to work, the cornerstone of president obama's first state of the union address. and, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers broke done the president's plan today. on our "fox news sunday," take a listen: >> i think a freeze under domestic discretionary spending is a good step in the right direction and i think the president's pledge to veto
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spending bills that go beyond his pledge to restrain congress is a good step. >> we are looking at what works to grow the economy and this doesn't work and, more importantly the debt an deficit is getting out of control and the administration is still pumping through billions upon trillions of new spending. that does not grow the economy and if borrowing spending all of this money, led to more jobs we would be at full employment already. >> jamie: joining me, the anchor of "fox news sunday," chris wallace, good morning. >> clayton: good morning, jamie. >> jamie: it was interesting, i thought in the state of union how much the discussion focused on jobs. and how much less it would have focused on health care. so do you get a sense, now, as we go into this week and the next... whether or not health care will again rise to the surface, in terms of the administration's priority, or is it going to be jobs and the economy? >> chris: i think that for the foreseeable future, and i'm talking weeks and, perhaps, months, that the focus will be entirely on jobs, and the economy, in trying to deal with some of the every day problems
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that middle class people have. that is what the overwhelming consensus of the polls is, and that is what people are really concerned about. and, they, i think the democrats feel, for both policy reece and political reasons, they have to do something to show that they are aware of people's concerns, and try to address them. if they will have any chance in the november election. health care reform, i think there are two problems. one, they really are in disarray, and, they don't have an answer. that don't know whether they can get a comprehensive plan through, whether they have to go through smaller incremental changes, and i think it will be some weeks or, perhaps, months, before they go back to health care reform. at this point i think they are adrift on that issue and i also think if they had an answer, they have to focus on job one first. >> jamie: even on jobs the president has his opponents and critics not only from republicans but democrats, too. what did you hear was the answer to getting americans back to
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work? >> chris: well, there isn't the answer. i mean, i think really, despite all of the talk about bipartisanship what you see on the show today, "fox news sunday" is there continues to be this split largely among party lines, you see the president and democrats talking about, yes, tax credits and yes, spending freeze, but, one of the main engines they want to do, to get more people back to work, is infrastructure, is spending. you know, kind of public works projects, if you will. and republicans say the last thing to do to get the economy healthy, is to borrow more money, take it out of the private economy, and have it go to the government. they feel the answer is more tax cuts, less regulation, let the private sector work. >> jamie: and tax cut proposals in that "better solutions" package the president got when he spoke to the g.o.p. conference, this week be we'll follow that and check out the show, chris, good to see you, jamie, thank you. >> jamie: take care. >> chris: you can catch the entire discussion on "fox news
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>> eric: it would be a big win in the war on terror, if killing the pakistani taliban leader hakimullah mehsud, now two intelligence officials confirm to fox news, he is dead. one source confirming he was injured in a u.s. drone attack and did later die from his injuries. and mehsud is believed to be behind the suicide bombing at a cia base in afghanistan that killed 7 cia employees, as well as behind attacks on our troops, in afghanistan. ten americans arrested bile trying bust 33 children out of haiti, said they were, quote, trying to do the right thing and the idaho baptists from boise said they were setting up an orphanage across the border into the dominican republic and haitian police say, though, the group did not appear to have the proper documents. ♪ >> jamie: you waited and it will
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be worth it, time for "sunday house call" and with us host dr. isadore rosenfeld the rossi distinguished professor of clinical medicine at the wild cornell medical center. doc, good morning! >> good morning! good to be back. >> eric: good to see you, as always, at this time. new information we have to tell you this morning about pregnant women and car airbags and we've heard of kids in the past and now there is new evidence, pregnant women, they say are not at risk for yur injury if an aig deploys. >> i notice when i'm in a car with a pregnant woman she asks me to deactivate the air bag, for some reason, they have a feeling that if the air bag explodes, with the baby, it will not be good for them and this was a study of 3,000 accidents involving pregnant women. and, they found that there was no increase in injury to the woman or the child because of
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the air bag. the air bag made absolutely no difference. i think there were 2 additional cases of infant deaths, but, among 3,000 that is not statistically significant. i think the things to remember are, if you are in a car, regardless of whether you are pregnant or not, you should activate the air bag. pregnant women i think should sit as far away as possible from the dashboard. and the most important thing in addition to the air bag is the seatbelt. women should wear the seatbelt. they should put the bottom of the seatbelt at the hip level, below the belly, and then should wear the top across the chest. that combination is the safest for a pregnant woman. >> eric: thank you, doc. >> jamie: good know. there are guidelines or
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childhood and teen vaccines from the the american academy of pediatric and u.s. centers for disease control and the american academy of family physician. we are all ears, doc, what is new. >> i want to tell you what is new and i will not go through all the measles, mumps, vaccine, vaccine... what i want to tell you about are the new recommendations that deal with the hpv, the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer. everybody agrees that children ages 11 and 12 should get this vaccine, there is the new one, the hpv-ii vaccine and should get it to protect themselves later on, against cervical cancer. and i tell you something else, boys should also get the vaccine. they are recommending the original hpv4 vaccine in these
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cases, it protect these boys against genital warts and makes them less likely to transmit hpv virus to their spouses or partners. also, i think we don't talk much about the h1n1 vaccine any more but i want to remind you, i think that kids, six months of age or older, should receive the swine flu vaccine. when you are thinking... when your pediatrician tells you about this vaccine or that vaccine, if they come in combinations, like mmr, measles, mumps and rubella, we prefer the injections. and i have one other recommendation, young people living in dormitories, who are, you know, in constant contact with other people, other kids, should receive the meningococcal
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vaccine and they are susceptible to meningitis and this vaccine will protect them and remember all the vaccines i told you about, the swine flu and the hpv and the meningococcal. >> eric: we want to talk about hypertension now, it is a silent killer and if not treated can cause heart attacks and strokes and doc, how do you know if you have it and what do you do about it? >> hypertension is called the silent killer. in the old days we used to think, if you had high blood pressure you'd know it because you would have headaches or nosebleeds. and that is nonsense. i don't think one out of 100 people except -- except if the hypertension is so severe have symptoms. most people don't know they have high blood pressure until they are examined by a doctor. and it is found. that is why it is so important
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to have your blood pressure checked. it doesn't matter if you are going to a pediatrician... yes, a pediatrician, an obstetrician, any specialist, they should all be taking your blood pressure. and if it's high it should be treated. now, we know that untreated high blood pressure leads to stroke, vascular disease, everywhere in the kidneys and the legs and heart attack, but what i wanted to tell you, today, is that there are certain medications for high blood pressure that are called arb and ace. arb is angiotention reception inhibitors and that is a chemical produced by the kidney which is responsible and contributes to high blood pressure. these arb drugs lower the pressure. they are a specific type --
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there are many ways to lower the pressure and this is own one. the interesting thing about these arb drugs, diovan, benecar, they come in various names... these particular blood pressure-lowering drugs, the arbs, also reduce the likelihood of alzheimer's. so you have a double-whammy there. less heart attacks, and less chance of alzheimer's, by, we think, 50%. if you combine... listen to this: if you combine your benecar, very widely used with an ace inhibitor which is a different kind of angiotention blocking drugs, if you combine the two you reduce your risk of getting alzheimer's disease by 67%. so, the message to take to your
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doctor now, is that you heard on this show that, a, controlling high blood pressure is extremely important and that is why you are there, you want to know if you have it, and, if you need treatment, would he or she consider giving you an arb or an ace, singly or combined to reduce your risk of dementia. >> jamie: great advice, doc, thanks. >> eric: how far a heart murmur, people who do often take precautions before going to the dentist. do they really need to do that? dr. rosenfeld busts a myth, next. host: could switching to geico really save you 15% or more on car insurance? host: did the waltons take way too long to say goodnight? mom: g'night john boy. g'night mary ellen. mary ellen: g'night mama. g'night erin. elizabeth: g'night john boy. jim bob: g'night grandpa. elizabeth: g'night ben. jim bob:'night. elizabeth: g'night jim bob. jim bob: g'night everybody,
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as serious jawbone problems have been reported rarely. to get a free trial offer of once-a-month actonel, visit actonel.com and ask your doctor how once-a-month actonel can help you reverse bone loss. >> eric: back now with "sunday house call" and your host, dr. isadore rosenfeld and now it's time for myth or fact, having to do with st. john's
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wort. do you use that, a myth that is helpful for irritable bowel syndrome. what do you know about that. >> i'm a conventional doctor, but i do not look down or disregard the possible, potential of herbal alternative medicine. i've written about acupuncture and there are certain things that are not in the conventional armamentarium that help. st. john's wort is an anti-depressant and not for serious depression, but somebody mildly depressed takes it and it is very well tolerated and speak with your doctor about any other medications that you are taking with it, because it can interfere but if you can take it, it will probably help your mild depression. it will not help symptoms of irritable bowel. i know many patients who take it
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because they think that irritable bowel is a psychological thing and if they take it, their irritable bowel symptoms will improve and the recent research shows if you have diarrhea and cramping and other complaint of irritable bowel, st. john's wort will not help. but, there is something very new, that was just reported the other day, st. john's wort will help hot flashes for menopausal women who suffer from them. so on the one hand it doesn't work, or irritable bowel, it may work for hot flashes. >> eric: all right, hot flashes it is. >> jamie: help out a lot of women and many of you have heard if you have a heart murmur you are supposed to take antibiotics before you go to the dentist and there is new research to tell you, the doc says it suggests you don't have to do that anymore. that is very interesting, doc? true? >> jamie, this is actually not new. a couple of years ago, we knew
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this. for years, if you had a heart murmur, no matter what it was due to, and you were having dental work, the doctors were afraid that the release of bacteria from the gums and around the teeth would get to the valve and affect the valve and cause sub acute bacterial endocarditis, which is a very serious valvular problem. we learned several years ago, that that was not true. that there was as much risk of your getting these bacteria spread just by brushing your teeth as by having a dental procedure, so doctors stopped giving prophylactic antibiotics to people with heart murmurs. except if they have an artificial valve or something like that. but, for the vast majority, no antibiotic. however, they continued to give
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antibiotics to people who had artificial joints. if you had a hip replaced or a knee replaced or a shoulder, you went to the dentist, and you were given antibiotics for fear that these bacteria released during the dental procedure would go to the prosthetic joint and affect it. -- infect it. the latest observation is, that here, too, prophylactic antibiotics are not necessary. so if you have been going to a dentist with your artificial knee and he has given you a prophylactic antibiotic, you don't need to take them. >> eric: affects a lot of people. >> and that is important, not only from the point of view -- from the inconvenience of having to remember, or to take the antibiotic, but, i mean, taking antibiotics when you don't them, creates potential resistance and one day when you really need the antibiotic, you will find you are resistant to it because you
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have been taking it when you didn't need it. >> eric: good advice, doc, thank you. >> jamie: a story to tug at your heartstrings, after getting injured at home a mother is recovering and it is all thanks to her two-year-old son. his mom and family calling the little boy a hero. how a toddler helped save the day. next.
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>> jamie: once in a while we get a chance to bring you stories like this and we love it. a two-year-old boy in oregon, a hero this morning, credited with helping to save his mom, who was injured. she was vacuuming her home and a large mirror fell off the wall and a large piece of glass went deeply into her leg sliced open and her son brought a chair to
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pry open the door and ran outside to get the neighbor's help. >> my hero. he pick it up and then, he pushed it to the door and climbed up on the door and then unlocked the door and jumps down from the chair, goes outside and starts screaming, mommy, mommy, mommy... >> jamie: his mom lost a lot of blood and is expected to make a full recovery. great! ♪ >> eric: back with "sunday house call" and your host, dr. isadore rosenfeld and the e-mail questions, have you seen the commercials for restless leg syndrome? apparently they don't tell you about this, a viewer writes i'm a 54-year-old man and had restless leg syndrome and recently developed erectile dysfunction, are the two conditions related? how about that, doc. >> i would never have believed it. but apparently in many cases,
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they are. they are finding that men with a restless leg syndrome, when you cannot sit still, especially at night, you have to move around, you can't sleep, you have to move your legs. and, the treatment for this, is the same kind of medication that they give for parkinson's disease. because it acts on a chemical in the brain called dopamine, and dopamine, we think, is in some way related to the restless leg syndrome. now, in this recent study, these investigators are responding to an observation that some men with restless leg syndrome also had erectile dysfunction, wanted to know whether the two were related. well, i think they found a 12% incidence of both occurring together. and it appears that both of them
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are -- have something wrong with this dopamine deficiency of the dopamine in the brain and if you have restless legs and are being treated for it and suddenly have found that you have some problems with the erectile dysfunction, you should know they go together and, perhaps, the treatment for one, may affect the other. positively. >> jamie: thanks, doc. >> eric: coming up, planning a cruise? dr. rosenfeld says, take extra precautions, if you have heart trouble. before you board the boat. his healthy monday tip on that, coming up next. [ engine revving ]
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some people will stick with their old way of getting vitamins and minerals. others will try incredible total raisin bran. with 100% of the daily value of 11 essential vitamins and minerals, juicy raisins and crunchy whole grain flakes. guess it's all about what kind of crunch you like. how are you getting 100%? >> jamie: before we wrap up sunday house wall. your healthy monday tip. dr. rosenfeld gives us one quick
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tip to help us start the week off right. what is it this week? >> i have to tell you that the vacation i love most is going on a cruise ship. i love to lie out on the deck, i love the sea, the sound of the waves, the beautiful weather. if you're planning such a cruise, i envy you but let me given you some advice. if you have any kind of cardiac problem, remember that when you're on the ship and something happens, you're not at columbia presbyterian. you want to make sure before you go, find out what facilities they have on this particular ship. check with your doctor to see if you have a heart condition, and if it is stable. bring with you a copy of your last elect cardiogram and take
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it with you on the ship. you know, a recently analysis determined that there are hundreds of people who sustain heart attacks and sometimes the ship is not close enough to shore to have a helicopter come and save you. you may be out in the mid-atlantic. so you may be on a ship, if you're vulnerable, a adult with heart disease, angina and under treatment, check with your doctor that you're stable enough to go. get your electrocardiogram and check with the cruise line, what the facilities are onboard to deal with a emergency, should it occur. >> that's important, doctor. >> we neff think of taking an electrocardiogram with you. >> very important. >> something else to take to read is your book. we've got a lot of emails from viewers, not just about the
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medical questions, wonderful book of the heart which the doctor has written. insight and background about his experiences and advice and the medical issues he's dealt with. you can get it if you call 1-800-685-4802. dr. of the hartford doctor of which we have every up. >> you can get it on the internet. >> amazon.com. it's so great. thanks for being with us. great healthy monday tip this week. >> thank you, doc. >> jamie: a $700 billion bailout and we may be in danger of another financial meltdown. this one worse than before some are saying. that's the word from the independent investigator on last year's bank bailout.
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good morning, everyone, i'm jamie colby. >> i'm eric sean, welcome to a new hour of america's news headquarters. a prediction we do not want to hear, that it could happen again and be worse than last year. it comes from neil borofsky, inspector general, reviewing the multibillion dollars bailout. he says the government has failed to address the fundamental problems that led to the crisis. in his report to congress, he wrote, even if tarp saved our financial system from driving off a cliff in 2008, absent meaningful reform we're still driving on the same windy mountain road, but this time in a faster car. brenda buttner joins us live from our newsroom. what are his warnings? >> well his warnings are that basically tarp did not do what it was supposed to do, which was prevent this type of failure in the future.
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and a lot of that however can be found in the very concept of tarp, which was the government will bail you out if you're too big to fail. what does too big to fail mean? i mean it saved automakers, it saved aig, it saved fannie mae, freddie mac, didn't just safe banks. banks, for their part, actually are doing their part and taxpayers are getting paid back at a profit because they came back from the brink. but there are record foreclosures. the issue is if you set a precedence that companies can be saved by the government, what's to stop them from engaging in more risky practiceds if they think the government will just step in again. >> that's a good question. do we prevent another fallout? he says there could be another
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one in two, five, or ten years. >> he takes congress and the obama administration to task. he looks at their homeowner aid program, for example. only 66,000 homes, mortgages, have been modified in a finalized form. this was supposed to help millions of homeowners. so far, it simply hasn't done that. obama administration is making a target of the banks, putting fees on them when what happens that's not the right thing to do. putting fees on banks that have already paid back the tarp. the other problem is there's $350 billion left in tarp money. that in many ways is becoming a slush fund that the government thinks is can use for other purposes. far beyond what it was supposed to do. why not give the money back to the people? a lot of critics are asking
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that, instead of using it for more government spending. >> eric: do you think with these warnings something can be done to correct what he calls the fundamental problems that haven't been addressed? >> it's a dire warning. it's it's a red flag to washington. but not much as come out of washington in the past year. some of the -- some of the proposals, which are trapped in congress right now, may only hinder the problem, not help it. so it's hard to be optimistic. however, this was a harsh report and, you know, perhaps it won't fall on deaf ears. >> eric: all americans hope it won't fall on deaf ears and policymakers do something correctly. brenda, thanks. >> jamie: now what appears to be a winning moment in the war on terror. intelligence officials say the leader of the taliban in pakistan, hakimulla mehsud may
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have been killed in a drone attack. he's believed to be behind a recent deadly bombing against the c.i.a. in afghanistan. scott has the new developments. what is the latest from your sources? >> these are intelligent sources tell us that hakimulla mehsud is dead. we have another source in the tribal areas and he mapped out what it sounds like that jives with other reports, that hakimulla mehsud was severely injured in a u.s. drone attack in the middle much this monday, january 14th. he was sent to another area and still in the tribal areas to his inlaw's house. but he succumbed to the wound and sources are telling us he succumbed and was buried last week. again, there's the -- the drawing the connection between these different stories, we're
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still working on that. the pakistani military is not confirming he's dead an they'll investigate. we hope to hear more from them. >> give ahs timeline, if you can, to the timing of this drone strike. >> reporter: it came two weeks after that deadly attack on the c.i.a. base just on the other side of the border in afghanistan. now, hakimulla mehsud appeared in the video from the jordanian double agent, the suicide bomber in the attack. he sat next to them in the video. the bomber himself said the reason for this bombing was retaliation for another c.i.a. drone strike in august where the predecessor of hakimulla mehsud carried out the drone strike. >> the drone strikes, i'm curious, how are they perceived by the people in pakistan and
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the authorities? >> the authorities almost come out immediately after a lot of drone strikes we've seen over the last year plus. there's been an uptick in the number the last couple of months. but the administration is hard against them and say it breaks this country's sovereignty, crossing into the tribal areas and they've been focalb it the. u.s. administration sees it as a tool as the current case is an example, taking out taliban leadership and al qaeda leaders. it also killed civilians during the strike so it's controversial but when you see potentially another killer -- another leader of the taliban killed in these attacks, you have to weigh your options. >> especially one so significant. scott, thanks. >> eric: a group of americans arrested in haiti say they have
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the best of intentions. they were nabbed by haitian police as they tried to take 33 children across the border by bus into the dominican republic. the ten people come from a church in boise idaho. the group was lacking one peeves important paperwork. how are they and what are they doing and can they get out? >> well that's the question of course. i did just speak with the senior pastor of the church and the group was working all week to obtain all the write paperwork they thought they needed to take the children across the border and believed they had it all in order. that apparently was not the case, according to haitian officials who took them into custody suspecting something shady. several members of the church in idaho had been working on building a orphans in the dominican republic but it hadn't
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been completed and group intended to get 33 children in a motel. the children who range from 2 to 12 years old were taken off the bus you see here headed out of the haiti and brought back to the port to the sos children's village. the ten americans are suspected of taking part in an illegal adoption scheme with child trafficking. the allegation couldn't be farther than the truth. >> they've been trying to get out of the country for days. they reached the border once and were sent back and they came to the border again and went back this time and now they're under arrest. so we thought we were going everything right. but apparently still under suspicion. >> the haitian government, as you know, imposed new rules on adoptions and about orphans leaving to country to prevent
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child trafficking. the haitian prime minister said no child would leave without his okay. the church group says they were unaware of that mandate and the ten are held at a police station in port-au-prince and are scheduled to appear before a judge tomorrow. the church members will hold a news coverage tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. local time to clear up misconceptions and give us and update as the church members texted sos messages. we hope to have an update soon. >> we hope it's just a bureaucratic snatch inch soo. >> weeks of criticism, the justice department is considering alternative locations for the trial of terror suspects. the original decision was lower manhattan. eric holder, here's what he said two months ago. >> after eight years of delay,
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those allegedly responsible for the attacks of september 11 will face justice. they'll be brought to new york, to new york, to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers stood. >> that decision is under review. is the administration's push for change of venue an attack on holder's judgment? joining us, todd harrison, former deputy chief of the terrorism section in the u.s. attorney's office. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> i want to ask you what eric holder's options are. he came out with the president' backing and he decided on new york city. now the white house says they're considering other options. what can eric holder do? >> well i think what the administration's going to turn to is looking at having this
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civilian trial on a military base. there are two issues, the first is security obviously and the second is the cost of such a interesting trial. >> jamie: are you saying have it as a civilian trial, which is important to the administration. they do not want this to be a military trial but a civilian trial with the rights that you and i have for these terror suspects. you think it's a location change, not a change of the type of case. >> my personal opinion is it should be a military tribunal. the system is fair an good way to go but i don't think the administration can give up on the path they've taken so they'll push for a civilian trial but they realize the security problems and cost implications of having such a trial in the middle of downtown manhattan. >> jamie: you were a former federal prosecutor who has tried terrorism trials.
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and we know that there have been successful ones held in the civilian courts. earlier -- i want to play sound we had from a senator on the homeland security committee. here's what he said about what could happen to eric holder. >> i think the administration is undoubtedly going to back pedal significantly. there's conversation on capitol hill as to what this might do to eric holder's career and whether or not he becomes the first casualty of the obama administration. >> that's a prediction this could cost holder his position. what do you think about that? >> i don't know the answer but it seems like a serious mistake. the initial decision to try this type of case in civilian court was the incorrect one. i think that once the administration went down that route of deciding to have a civilian trial, they thought of it as a regular trial and didn't
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take into account the serious issues of security and costs that go with the trial because they thought of it a normal civilian case and it's not. >> jamie: that seems very naive. we've seen the blind sheikh and other terror trials and they have come to a conclusion that many people were satisfied with. what is so different about this case from a former federal prosecutor who handled terrorism cases, your point of view? >> well because you have the links to al qaeda, there are serious security concerns we have never seen before in civilian trial. you saw that when mayor bloomberg and the new york city police department came out and explained the precautions that could have to take place in downtown manhattan, the center of american finance, to make the trials secure. can they do it? yes. the nypd is professional and the
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task force taking the precautions but it will cost a lot of money and time and does erupt all of the things in new york to have the trial. the administration doesn't seem to have taken that into account when they made the decision. >> all right. i have to leave it there. thank you for being here. >> thank you, jamie. >> eric: the u.s. is cancelling a multi-million-dollar no-bid contract awarded to a company owned by a democratic campaign contributor. the award yanked after a fox news report. >> the u.s. agency for international development canceled the nearly $25 million no-bid contract after fox news broke the news about it. also some five days after the federal agency first respond today our questions about defending the contract as proper. that contract was award january 4th of this year.
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administration officials say it was an extension of a $44 million contract first awarded after competitive bidding by the bush administration. the renewed contract is worth more than 24 before 6 million and supposed to strengthen the rule of law. the work of the contractor has been satisfactory. the contractor is chucky and company consulting, a d.c. based firm owned by vincent checking, a donor to the obama presidential campaign. records show he began donating as early as march of 2007 and gave close to the maximum amounts. pj crowley says the program was canceled not because of fox news reporting but a rival firm launched a protest. he says it is contract will be put out forbids and what was missing was a determination much a urgent reason to awarded
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contract. i remind md crowley of then candidate obama's campaign statements in 2008 criticizing the bush administration for no bid, sweetheart deals with favorite contractsers and this appearance by president obama last march announcing touch tough enough contractor guidelines. >> in some indications contracts are awarded without competition. that's unacceptable. >> in response crowley said, you make a valid point. if you want to say this violates the base on which this administration campaigned, fair enough. when i asked how many no bid contracts they awarded since president obama took office, crowley said he would get the back to us. >> real journalism. fair and balanced. >> democrats say president obama's bill needs resuscitate
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k. , can you believe this is the south? they're digging outs after getting slammed by snow and ice. it looks more like the rockies. the latest on the sweeping snowstorm and other weather next.
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>> jamie: lucky for us it's a good morning to stay inside, especially in the south. a nasty blast of winter weather whipped through the mid-atlantic yesterday. snow plows and salt trucks spend the day keeping the roads clear in nashville. more than 5 inches fell on the nation's capital. up to 8 in other parts n north carolina the governor declared a state of emergency after more me than a foot of snow fell.
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luckily the storm is moving out to sea. >> eric: healthcare reform seems to be off the fast track on capitol hill but a key u.s. senate seat, democratic leaders are retooling the strategy together reform back on the front burner. nancy pelosi says giving up is not an option but it healthcare doesn't make it to the president's desk, how will it shape the midterm elections. joining us david winston and julienne epstein. welcome. >> good morning. >> david, all we heard was healthcare, healthcare, healthcare then at the state of the union, jobs. has the president switched the political debate? >> well i think he's been forced to switch. in terms of this country, the number one issue facing everybody is jobs and economy
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and the democrats are offtopic for an entire year. healthcare is important but when jobs is at 10% unemployment, that's clearly driving agenda. the president has not finished the one and at this point it's unclear what his proposal is in terms of the job situation given the fact the stimulus package did not keep unemployment at 8%. >> how do republicans respond if healthcare is not in the headlines? >> republicans have been saying is -- you've been hearing that all year, where are the jobs? the focus, moving to jobs and economy is where republicans want to go. >> eric: giuliani. >> first of all i think actually we've had a relatively good year economically. going from negative 6% growth to positive 6% growth. we're almost losing
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month. that is the biggest economic turn around in the history of this country. >> we're still at 10% unemployment. >> that's right. we inherited it. >> those that are unemployed wouldn't agree. >> i understand that but we inherits add situation where we lost 750 jobs a month. it's true the president has to focus on the economy and jobs. no question. at the same time i think that they get healthcaron create a smart, bipartisan compromise working with a handful of republicans. i think they can get it done and it's important because healthcare will bankrupt individuals and bankrupt this country if we don't fix it is problem. there are plenty of republican senators who do want to play ball and i think what obama will do is move to the center on healthcare. cut a deal as quickly as possible and get something passed t won't be as big as the democrats wanted but it will still be good. we can do very important things and then we have to focus on the
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question of jobs and the question is whether republicans will play ball or just sit on the sidelines and throw darts. >> eric: do you think the president can move to the center? >> i think that when clinton lost the house in 1994, in many ways it was a blessing in disguise because it forced him to kind of refined his more centrist instincts and this president has to do that. i think the secret of any successful president, republican or democrat, is they george from their base and the center simultaneously. when clinton was ending welfare he was fixing affirmative action. they have to do that particularly on healthcare. they have to move to the center. they can get subsidies and tax -- subsidies for uninsured, tax cuts for small business and some tort reform on punitive damages. there's no question. >> last word dave. >> if this president's willing to move to the center, there are
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all sorts of potential areas but so far this is his approach to the bill, my way or the highway. if he's willing to move and embrace some of the policies those are things we're for but this is a far level proposal and republicans will not support far left policies and neither will the american public. >> it's still there but on life support. we thank you very much for joining us this morning. pleasure. >> jamie: news of the 9/11 terror trial could be moving out of manhattan renewing debate and protests. we're joined by one of the outspoken critics of the plan and what he is saying about the new reports. - boys, wake up! - when you use windex,
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>> jamie: welcome back. here's a look at what's topping the news. an independent review of last year bank bailout finds many problems that led to the crisis me main unfixed. the bailout gave banks incentive to take on more risks by proving the government will save of them. reports indicate the leader of the pakistani taliban is dead. hakimulla mehsud died from wounds sustained in a u.s. drone strike early this month. the strike targeting mehsud after a homicide bomber killed seven c.i.a. agents in
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afghanistan in december. an american church group is detained in haiti. the group claims they were setting up a makeshift orphanage: they had some documents from the dominican government but not from haiti are. >> eric: they vow to hold the terror trials blocks from ground zero now the obama administration doing about face, considering other locations after a firestorm of protests over their plan. self confessed 9/11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed and four others were supposed to face the docket in the courthouse on the left, looking at a view from the apartment building next door. the white house is insisting it's not made a final decision on the venue. the possibility that it won't be in manhattan is welcomed loudly by tomorrow. mark was a member was the community board and a vocal
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opponent. >> thank you. >> we saw this view from next door a living room we shot out of 30 feet away is the courthouse. what would it mean to your neighborhood is khalid sheik mohammed was in that building? >> obviously the administration's decision was not well thought out and other than just that building, there are tens of thousands of residents living within throwing distance and to lock down the soft zone and hard zone, it would be unarea able. the residents would have to go through hundreds of checkpoints just to go home. >> eric: you have a school next door a funeral parlor, the middle of chinatown and little italy. if not there, where? >> we started this movement three months ago when we had no help fromny politicians.
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it shouldn't be in anybody's backyard. shouldn't be in lower manhattan or any neighborhood. it should be somewhere elsewhere it doesn't affect the residents. >> that may not be possible but a they're talking about a potential military base or in virginia at a courthouse that had the trial of mew saw i can't. >> why not have it in guantanamo bay? that's where we were going to do it originally. when obama took office they were were -- >> the president wants to close guantanamo bay. >> it sounds like a bad idea to close gitmo. it's a logical place. >> do you think he's going to do that? the president of the united states is going to go oops, i made a mistake and keep them in gitmo and have a trial? >> i think by admitting they haven't officially said but by admitting they're going to move the trials outside new york is admitting a mistake.
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so i think a second mistake would be to put it in another city in the united states. >> eric: what about the fact it's not in a military trial when eric holder announced khalid sheik mohammed and the other codefendants would go to a sizzle civilian trial but also five others are going to a military trial. >> i can't follow the logic because if you follow the obama plan, any place in the united states where there's a terrorist attack, there will be a civilian trial with the terrorists so if it happens in iowa or kansas, their cities will be locked down. i don't know why we don't use the money for other purposes. we have businesses still hurting from 9/11 in new york city and it should be used for that. we hear the administration's going to withdraw holding funding for the 9/11 healthcare bill. i was a first responder and we need that money for the first responders and residents. it seems like a waste of money.
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>> there have been civilian trials, something like 348 convicted terrorists, rammy youssef, the mastermind of the world trade center bombing in 1993, i covered the proceedings and covered the al qaeda defendants in that courthouse. you're looking at him now. this guy was convicted. in guy's away for the rest of his life. justice was served in this case and that was a civilian trial down in manhattan in that courthouse. >> well, that was pre9/11. it's a new world. after 9/11, everything changed. i think comicser kelly for the last couple weeks when asked about this was kind of firing a shot across the bow to the administration outlining this thrust upon us, we don't have enough police, it will cost a lot of money. security will be extraordinary so if you read between the lines, it's obvious that it can't be done in a city. >> eric: it's going somewhere, a decision is now being -- we await that decision to see
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where. >> i would like to just tell everyone we have a webs, www.stoptheterroristtrials.com. if you go from and log on to a poll and sign up for the email, that's great. >> montgomery russo, thank you. >> , it's a quick way to make extra cash. house flipping. you buy a home at foreclosure and turn it around and sell for a quick profit. in the southwest the practice is changing with professional real estate investors taking advantage. foreclosures. casey stegall is in mesa, arizona. how is flipping foreclosed homes different from buying a regular house? they're better deals. in order to buy a a for closure, you have to pay cash in full. no loans, which is different from when we saw people flipping houses at the height of the
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housing boom before everything crashed. but perhaps the biggest sticking point -- this boggles people's minds -- you have -- you're not allowed to enter the home. you can not get a home inspection, you can not go in the house. you can only look in the windows and so it is a very big gamable because when you want to buy a home, you want inspections. so it's a gamble and that's why the professionals are moving in and some investors are snatching up the homes and they say there's in fact an all of lot of money to be made in this business. >> jamie: you can't look in the windows? trust me, i would. i understandthy don't get all the information they need but they're professionals and know the business. what kind of deals are people getting when they go this route to make quick money? >> well first of all, can you believe that every single day, about 500 homes are scheduled to be foreclosed in maricopa
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county, in around around phoenix. they're auctioned off monday through friday on the courthouse steps. it's chaotic with wall street on the corner. they're bidding and buying houses left and right. one investor we talked to got a home worth $1.3 million. he bought it for $486,000, jamie, and sold it for $700,000. so if you know what you're doing, if you're a real estate agent, money can be made and people are getting rich. >> 486,000 cash, count me out. i'm sorry. great idea though. that's a lot of cash on the courthouse steps. take care. >> you bet. >> reports say a u.s. drone attack may have killed the leader much the pakistan taliban. how big of a victory is this in the war?
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how the does it play in the other tactics now used? coming up, we'll examine that with the military analyst, a possible big win in the war on terror if this guy is indeed dead.
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coming up, a senator joins us to talk about if there's bipartisanship on capitol hill and what the president thinks about the pledge to do away with don't ask don't tell. schools cracking down on videotaping your kids and a doctor to risked everything to save the life ofou haitian patient. those stories and more coming up live in 20 minutes from washington. >> jamie: a to developing story. intelligence stories confirm the leader of the battalion in
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pakistan is dead. hakimulla mehsud dived from died from injuries from a drone attack a different approach is gaining traction. due hear? a $500 million plan that would lure tall ban fighters from the battlefield. we're staying tough on leaders and encouraging foot soldiers, will it work. joining me, colonel hunt. >> good morning. >> on the one hand you have the big fist and the takedown and killing of the taliban chief and then you have foot soldiers say keel we'll give you money if you turn your back on the taliban. do we work in tandem? >> they dough and we need more.
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the success in iraq was from buying it is sunnis it is awakening and killing the al qaeda. the same has to be applied in afghanistan. you buy them where you can and kill them where you can but you've got to do both aggressively to have success. what does the taliban want to stop what they're doing? if they're not going to do that, you kill them. you can not control afghanistan with soldiers, you have to use other tactics. i'm glad this guy was killed. responsible for our c.i.a. guys getting killed. >> are there other taliban leaders in pakistan as significant as mehsud. >> his deputy and five other guys, no question and osama bin laden, za wary are still alive and probably in the area. there's a lot of bad guys we could kill there. we still have to use guys on the
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ground but these are smart tactics about using money. it has to to be applied as well. >> when you make a deal with the taliban, different from making a deal from al qaeda, two different inmiss. how do you get them to stay on the program as opposed to the money running out. it's a five-year plan, 100 million a year for five years. how do you get them to stay with it? how does the government do that where the government hasn't been able to take down the taliban in afghanistan on its own? >> without a strong pakistani government and military, the plan does fall apart. when you buy people as we did in the gig, we bought the northern alliance and stopped paying them, money as the only base will not work. without the buildup of the pakistan military. it's a very good point but initially to get inside, killing
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them is bad guys but buying them off for a investment works but you have to have a stable government to stay on top of the situation with money. in afghanistan, or pakistan actually, we do not have those stable governments. >> secretary of state hugging -- hillary clinton is among them that support the plan. is it enough or should we offer more to lure in more of the taliban to change their ways? >> if the money works we have to throw more at it. $5 million is a lot of money but how much money is it worth not to have a american soldiers killed. we did this successfully in iraq with the sunnis. so this is a good investment but no one should think it's $5 million. at least double that over ten years. again while we're killing them in other places, we apply
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pressure with money. it's a good tactic and we need for aggressive. >> colonel hunt, thank you. >> did you know teen pregnancy is on the rise? have you heard about that? in fact, could the media be part of the reason? liz trotter will be here on the media and pushing the envelope. the deadly violence in iraq has left more than 2 million widows struggling to put food on the final. coming up, the charity breaking a social taboo and helping these women find love again. that in three minutes. rrrrrrrrrr
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>> jamie: the deadly violence in iraq over the years has taken a devastating toll on women leaving many widows. most are struggling alone as the
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only bread winneners the family. now that's a charity set up, a match making service to find new husbands. we have more. >> this is one of iraq's many widows, her husband shot dead in front of her at home n year that followed she remained vulnerable, afraid and in poverty until a local charity helped, offering a match making service to encourage her to find a new man. they took their advice and remarried. >> things are good. he has taken away my problems. now i feel that i'm protected and secure because someone shares the responsibilities and he worries about my worries. >> violence in iraq has torn countless families apart. thousands of women are widowed. life for a woman who loses a husband here is far from easy. they may have no means to support herself and be forced to
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live in cramped conditions with relatives and fear for her security. despite the hardships, social taboos mean many are discouraged were remarrying. >> they offer counseling to picture suede women to find a new husband. women aren invited to submit their details to the data base. the organization scrutinizes the details before suggesting a suitable match and helps with the wedding arrangements. but not every woman is convinced right away. >> it wasn't easy as first because iraq is a tribal society and their islamic and social traditions so many were against the idea. but for her, there are no regrets. she's just given birth to a second daughter, a chance to put the years of suffering behind here.
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kitty logan, fox news. >> there's hope. liz trotter has a lot to say and she will take on a controversial media issue. that in two minutes. ♪ raymond james financial advisers understand there's no one exactly like you. and with a culture of independence they have the complete freedom to offer unbiased financial advise that's right for your idea of retirement. not to mention college funds. raymond james. individual solutions from independent advisers.
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>> eric: now to sex on touchdown. it's been a long dedate but a surge in teen pregnancy may have the media thinking twice when it comes to pushing the envelope. a study puts part of the blame on government policy. liz trotter joins us. >> good morning. >> so tell us about this new study. >> it's an age-old subject. nothing gets resolved. the latest study from the gutmacker institute, described as nonpartisan tells us teenage
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pregnancy, age 15 through 19, that is gone up 3% from 2005 to 2006. abortion went up 1%. what they frame this story as in the "new york times" is as an argument, a commercial, for a contraception instead of abstinence and point to the abstinence programs and funding as the reason for this. but part of this whole picture it comes up in a second study done by the rand institute. they point out the more teens watch sex, they're more likely to indulge in sex and they are also more likely -- twice as likely to become pregnant before age 20. age of 206789 so d so it goes to tv programming and this is what we see every night and every day and our children see every night and day on the air and raises
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the question of who's monitoring what is being produced. the u.s.a. today did an interesting piece in which they interviewed several programming chiefs, all of whom used words like edgy. what they mine is dirty of course. these are arguments in favor of all kinds of sex, orgies, glorification of the single mom and also a commercial, by the way, for the latest atrocity. spartacus, blood and sand, in which they're delineated. why get excited any study that says teen pregnancy is going up. of course it is. >> they seem to be pushing the envelope. what other type of programs are there? turn on the tv set or cable or other media. >> it's a culture as we know
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that is permeated by sex. not just television programming, it's the internet, it's all the things that we see on billboards. it's what we see in twitter and all the other things you want to put into your -- into a little machine you can carry around. it's an assault, a barrage. and people say, well, the parents ought to control them. well face it, two parents aren't around most of the time in today's society and in today's economy. who is watching the store. >> to say this is a triumph or indicate this should be a triumph for more spending on condoms, as though condoms will place all systems of morality, is an atrocity. >> this has been going on for decades. remember in 1994, roseanne kissed mariel hemingway and the
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group parents television council, they've been trying to deal with it but it seems that it doesn't work. >> of course this was the beginning of the glorification of lesbianism, another of the things the leftists have foisted upon us. that's the theme. you would like to know why somebody didn't think of a good story and put it on television without resorting to the lowest common denominator. >> an age-old question. >> that does it for us on this sunday morning. >> great to have you with us. the news continues. you can go to knocks foxnews.com or state right here. the news continues from washington now. have a great day, everybody. >> take care.